The Feasibility of a Biotest Battery Applicability to Construct an Early Warning System for Leachate from Solid Wastes and Recycled Materials

  • Shino Mohri
  • Ryo Shoji
  • Masato Yamada
Conference paper


In Japan, public concerns become more sensitive against the construction and operation of landfill sites since the leachates from them were reported as hazardous chemicals for human and ecosystem by the mass media. The chemical analysis can identify the presence of toxic compounds but not all in leachate to assess the risk because of the limitation of applied analytical methods. Furthermore, the analytical cost is a serious burden for landfill owners and managers.


Total Organic Carbon Early Warning System Landfill Site Toxicity Identification Evaluation Solid Waste Disposal Site 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shino Mohri
    • 1
  • Ryo Shoji
    • 2
  • Masato Yamada
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute for Environmental StudiesResearch Center for Material Cycles and Waste ManagementTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Chemical Science and EngineeringTokyo National College of TechnologyHachioji, TokyoJapan

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